Dr. Alex D. Lopez
Dr. Alex D. Lopez is a Board Certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Lopez is an integral part of the team at Best Natural Smile because of the profound need to address the problems related to periodontal disease and it’s prevention. Periodontal disease, which is easily preventable, not only has a direct effect on ones dental health, recent studies have proved a growing connection between periodontal disease and a patients overall heath. As with any health related condition, early detection is vital. With Dr. Lopez’s direction Best Natural Smile has adopted the practice of thoroughly screening all patients for both periodontal disease and oral cancer early detection.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A DIPLOMATE?
In addition to the educational requirements, Board Certification requires:
• Comprehensive oral and written examinations covering all phases of periodontal
diseases and conditions, including dental implants.
• Presentation of detailed reports on broad range of actual treatment personally
provided by the periodontist.
WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU AS A PATIENT?
Dr. Lopez has been examined by a panel of internationally respected peers and has been awarded Diplomate status. He has received one of the highest recognitions afforded by his specialty. By successfully completing this challenge, he has demonstrated:
• A robust knowledge of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
• Continued professional development
• Critical review of results of therapy
• Interest in providing the best, most up-to-date care
Dr. Lopez is a seasoned professional and gifted surgeon. He is a graduate of the
prestigious Northwestern University Dental School, Class of 1995 and received a
Certificate and Specialty in Periodontics at the University of Southern California College of Dentistry in 1998, where he ranked in the top 10% of his graduating class. Dr. Lopez also served as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California
IV CONSCIOUS SEDATION- (ANESTHESIA)
Dr. Lopez is certified for the administration of “IV Conscious Sedation” from the University of California, Los Angeles otherwise referred to as “Twilight Sleep” for all surgical procedures.
• American Academy of Osseo Integration• American Academy of Periodontology
• Santa Barbara Ventura Dental Society
• West Coast Study Club for Dental Excellence
• Past President of Conejo Academy of Dentistry
The benchmarks of an exceptional dental practice are excellence in clinical treatment and excellence in client services. Dr. Lopez is an elite member of the “Seattle Institute
for Advanced Dental Education”. He attends regular, on going, state of the art training,
which allows him to provide the most advanced and successful treatment options for
Dr. Lopez possesses a genuinely warm and friendly "chair-side" manner, and it is his innate warmth, patience, sincerity and delightful sense of humor, that make the
difference in his care. His patients are his priority and designing practical treatment
options for them is what ultimately creates relationships that continue throughout the
In his spare time, Dr. Lopez is an avid practitioner of “Muay Thai Kick Boxing” and
enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two sons.